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NIU32
05-01-2007, 12:08 PM
This was reported by some over at chiefscoalition

Positives: Has a lean, solid build with a well-defined musculature...Has a tight waist and hips, long arms and legs, cut up, with room on his frame to carry at least another ten pounds of bulk with no loss in quickness...Shows suddenness and balance coming off the snap, demonstrating the flexibility to change direction without having to throttle down...Very quick and shifty in his patterns, running tight routes while making sharp cuts...Has valid field instincts and vision, doing a nice job of riding up on a defensive back to gobble up the cushion...Will compete for the ball in a crowd and likes challenges, responding well to one-on-one match ups...Works hard to get open and is a strong team leader with a solid work ethic...Moves with a quick burst off the line and does a good job of using his hands to avoid the press...Never takes false steps in his route progression, running at a good pad level and flashes acceleration to get behind the defender in an instant...Doesn't have the strong hand punch to shock the opponent vs. a physical press, but gets most of his success there when he pushes off the ball with suddenness...Has the quick feet to redirect, showing good hip wiggle when changing direction...Gets in and out of his breaks with no wasted motion...Shows good awareness for the sticks and sidelines, keeping good eye contact on the pocket to come back for the ball when the quarterback is pressured...Has nifty feet and shows good con selling his route, as he can stab and stem to set up the defensive back...Can stick his feet into the ground and burst in and out of his breaks, carrying good depth, as it is rare to see him cut his patterns short...Steady and sure-handed receiver who can pluck the ball away from his frame and even snag the one-hand catch...His hip wiggle and burst lets him separate after the catch with consistency and is elusive enough to make the initial tackler miss.

Negatives: Has lean muscle tone, but lacks overall strength to defeat the press (more effective avoiding rather than trying to use his hands to get a clean release, but is able to push off if the defender is 8-10 yards off the line)...Runs precise routes in the short area, but will drift or take soft angles going long distances...Can catch away from his frame and shows good leaping ability, but needs to improve his timing, as he doesn't always win jump ball battles due to not getting to the pass at its high point (will prefer to body catch than battle for the ball in a crowd and needs work in exploding up for the high ball)... Flashes a good short burst, but nothing extended...Too light in his pants to be an effective blocker at the next level, as he might get decent hand placement, but lacks the strength to eliminate his man...Has good run-after-catch speed, but fails to generate the leg drive and strength to break tackles...Has never faced top-level competition and while he has impressive receiving totals (202 catches in 26 games), you would expect him to be more of a big-play specialist and average more than 9.6 yards per catch (2006) as a junior and 12.0 yards for his career...Can accelerate and get deep, but needs to do a better job of looking the ball in (eyeballs the quarterback too long at times).

Compares To: DONTE' STALLWORTH-Philadelphia...Like Stallworth, Price is a slippery runner who might not have the strength to power through the press or break many tackles, but he has the loose hips, second gear and wiggle to elude. His best ability is to drive off the coverage and come back for the short ball. With his sharp change of direction, he quickly separates after the catch. Price has never faced anything other than marginal competition and needs to fill out his frame more, but he has soft, natural hands and with his nifty foot moves, he can make things happen with the ball in his hands.

http://enewschannels.com/2007/01/17/enc647_033902
Nation’s Reception Leader Maurice Price Declares for NFL Draft
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 03:39:02 -0800 PST
by Aria Munro
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The nation’s leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Monday that he has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Price led all of Division I football in receiving last year with 103 receptions, becoming just the seventh player in Division I-AA history to record more than 100 receptions in a single season.

Over the past two seasons, Price ranks third in receiving with 175 receptions in just 19 games, trailing only Davonne Bess (Hawaii), who had 180, and David Ball (New Hampshire), who had 178. His receptions over that time rank him ahead of receivers such as Sydney Rice (South Carolina) Dwayne Jarrett (USC) and Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech).

Maurice PriceDuring his three years at Charleston Southern (www.csusports.com), Price became the all-time leader, at CSU and in the Big South, in receptions and receiving yards. Price also set the League mark for games with at least 10 receptions, doing so in five contests.

Following his outstanding junior campaign, Price was named to the Associate Press All-American team, The Sports Network All-American second-team, and was named to the College Sporting News Fabulous 50 FC All-Star team.

Price and fellow Buccaneer Collin Drafts are in California working out, having signed with agent Bert Briones. Price has worked out just one weekend, but has already jumped over 40 inches in the vertical leap and had an impressive 11-foot broad jump.

His trainer indicates his speed is also very impressive. Last summer, Price reportedly was clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. The 21 year old Price begins his NFL Combine preparatory program at 197 pounds with only 4.57 percent body fat, standing at 6-1 1/2.

Frankie
05-01-2007, 12:10 PM
I heard about this. I was surprized that Price wasn't drafted. I had seen his name fairly high on some predraft lists. Sounds like a pretty good signing.

SNR
05-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Should've stuck around college for another year. He won't even make the Chiefs.

Pitt Gorilla
05-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Good pickup. At least with Herm, you know the guy will get a shot.

JimNasium
05-01-2007, 12:24 PM
Should've stuck around college for another year. He won't even make the Chiefs.
He might be a good practice squad/NFLE addition.

Mecca
05-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Should've stuck around college for another year. He won't even make the Chiefs.

Never know.........if there was a team he could make at that position it's ours.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-01-2007, 12:26 PM
If a guy has those tools, There's no way that he wouldn't get a shot unless he's dumber than Crap.....Thorpe.

B_Ambuehl
05-01-2007, 12:30 PM
He will likely be a good example of the importance of reputation and draft status. There is so much of that at the WR position. You could've put him on LSUs team 2 years ago and it could very well be him leading LSU in receiving, not Dwayne Bowe. But here he is in KC on the same team as Dwayne Bowe and odds are he won't even make the team.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-01-2007, 12:31 PM
Has a lean, solid build with a well-defined musculature...Has a tight waist and hips, long arms and legs, cut up,
I wasn't sure where this was going at first. I was thinking GC muct have written it.

John_Wayne
05-01-2007, 12:34 PM
Here he is, our diamond in the rough. He's the next Priest Holmes. I have a feeling that he's going to surprise everyone. And I almost never say that. Good pick up.

BigChiefFan
05-01-2007, 12:36 PM
This kid sounds like he has potential.

Braincase
05-01-2007, 12:39 PM
I wasn't sure where this was going at first. I was thinking GC muct have written it.

He's all about the good bubble.

Mecca
05-01-2007, 12:42 PM
If he goes out in camp and preseason and looks good and shows he can play special teams I think he has a good chance.......

I don't think Herm likes Parkers size, bad hands or that he plays no special teams.

Hog Farmer
05-01-2007, 12:47 PM
He was projected to go in the 8th round.

SNR
05-01-2007, 12:52 PM
I don't think Herm likes Parkers size, bad hands or that he plays no special teams.NOW we're talking :clap:

pikesome
05-01-2007, 12:56 PM
I don't think Herm likes Parkers size, bad hands or that he plays no special teams.

Or his stupid catch dancing? The more I think about Parker the less I want to think about him.

eazyb81
05-01-2007, 12:56 PM
Good pickup, there's no downside in bringing a kid like this in.

htismaqe
05-01-2007, 12:58 PM
I wasn't sure where this was going at first. I was thinking GC muct have written it.

You should have listened to Fox Sports Radio's draft coverage...

Definitely homo-erotic...

htismaqe
05-01-2007, 12:59 PM
Anybody wonder if Parker's days are numbered?

Mecca
05-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Anybody wonder if Parker's days are numbered?

Hopefully it's a very small number......

Bowe's pick cuts Gardner and hopefully this guy will push Parker out.

Sure-Oz
05-01-2007, 01:03 PM
I hope this kid gets rid of Parker, he has no business on an NFL team.

Spicy McHaggis
05-01-2007, 01:05 PM
You should have listened to Fox Sports Radio's draft coverage...

Definitely homo-erotic...

What? You're uncomfortable with guys talking about other guys with "Nice V-shaped torsos" and "thick muscular thighs" and a "chest that you could lose yourself in for hours next to the fire while you drink hot cocoa and watch the snow fall"? Alright the last one I made up. But I know what you're talking about.

The kid sounds like he has the tools and competition at the WR spot is always welcome.

Braincase
05-01-2007, 01:19 PM
Anybody wonder if Parker's days are numbered?

Only Bob Dole refers to himself in the third person, Parker.

htismaqe
05-01-2007, 01:51 PM
What? You're uncomfortable with guys talking about other guys with "Nice V-shaped torsos" and "thick muscular thighs" and a "chest that you could lose yourself in for hours next to the fire while you drink hot cocoa and watch the snow fall"? Alright the last one I made up. But I know what you're talking about.

The kid sounds like he has the tools and competition at the WR spot is always welcome.

Somebody on the NFL Network was talking about one of the later DE's (Anthony Spencer I think) and when he came to how he operated out of three point stance referred to the DE "sticking his bubble butt high in the air."

chagrin
05-01-2007, 01:52 PM
Negatives:
Played at Charleston Southern

OnTheWarpath58
05-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Negatives:
Played at Charleston Southern

Yeah, and Jerry Rice played at Mississippi Valley State.

Rod Smith played at Missouri Southern.....

Not saying the kid is going to be a fraction of what those two became, but he's a UDFA. Not like we're losing anything to give him a shot.....

blueballs
06-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Jun 18, 2008, 3:00:52 AM by Bob Gretz - FAQ

At this time of year, the rosters for NFL teams headed to training camp are at their maximum. This year that number is 80 players. Each team will have 53 players when the pre-season is completed. On every one of those 32 teams are players who arrived with little fanfare, but will end up making the final roster.
The Chiefs have a lot of unknowns on their camp roster. Today and Friday, we’ll look at two players who may rise above their unfamiliar status to play in a red and gold uniform come September. Today, we look at an offensive player. On Friday, it’s the defensive side.

Ironically, both of these players have the same first name: Maurice.


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Generally when a college free agent is injured during the NFL pre-season, he’s sent to the injured reserve list to clear him from the roster and ultimately released once he gets over his injury. Sometimes he’s released outright with an injury settlement.

The Chiefs did not do that in 2007 with Maurice Price. They sent the wide receiver to the injured reserve list when he suffered a shoulder injury. That’s where he stayed throughout the ‘07 season.

We saw during the team’s OTA workouts over the last month why Price was kept around. The unknown out of Charleston Southern University showed enough during the months of May and June that he must be considered a legitimate threat to make the Chiefs roster at wide receiver.

Right now, the picture there has Dwayne Bowe and Devard Darling and then it’s a pretty wide open battle for the final two or three spots. Veterans Jeff Webb and Bobby Sippio are in the fight, as is draft choice Will Franklin.

And then there’s Price, who at 6-1, 197 pounds, has something special in that group of players fighting for a job: speed.

“He’s fast and he’s athletic,” Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards said of Price. “We saw some of that last year, but he’s come back a much more confident player. He’s contributing. If he keeps it up …”

If he keeps it up, he’s going to make the team. That would be a pretty remarkable chapter to Price’s story. He came out of Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida and although he was a good high school player, there were not a lot of big schools interested in Price.

“We were a new high school,” Price said of Olympia, which opened in 2001, his sophomore season. “There wasn’t any history there and we didn’t get a lot of attention. We didn’t have the notoriety that a lot of the other schools in Orlando.”

Price was a very productive high school player, but the interest in him was from Division 1-AA schools like Howard, Tennessee-Martin, Illinois State and Tennessee Tech. He ended up at Charleston Southern, a school that started football in 1991 and moved up to Division 1-AA in 1993.

In 26 games over three seasons for the Titans, Price became the school and Big South Conference’s leading career receiver. He ended up catching 202 passes for 2,429 yards and 19 touchdowns. He led the nation in 2006, both Division 1 and 1-AA, with his 103 catches. That made him only the seventh receiver in 1-AA history to catch 100 or more balls. That 103 total tied Price with a receiver named Jerry Rice, who caught 103 passes for Mississippi Valley State in 1984.

Not many Division I-AA players leave school early, but Price said he never had any second thoughts about his decision, even after he was not drafted.

“I thought about it a long time and I prayed over it and when I made the decision, I was right with it and I haven’t changed my mind,” Price said. “I think spending the year here will help me more in making the team this year than if I had spent the year back at Charleston. Once I made the decision, I never looked back.”

Injuries problems kept Price from making any dent on the game sheets for the four pre-season games last summer. He was inactive for one, did not play in two and finally played in the final game against St. Louis, but did not contribute a catch. That’s when he suffered his shoulder injury that kept him on the sidelines all year.

“Even though I was out all of last year, I feel like that gives me an edge this year because I went through everything before I got hurt,” said Price. “This year was my second round of OTAs and this will be my second training camp coming up. That takes some of the mystery out and I just have to go out and perform.

“Being around the guys and learning and getting mental progression really helped,” Price said. “Being around guys like Tony (Gonzalez) and Eddie (Kennison) was helpful. I got a lot of tips from Tony about being a pro and what business I needed to take care of myself.”

Price’s long-term goal is simple: he wants to be the best receiver in the league. His short-term goal is to begin his NFL career in 2008 as part of the Chiefs roster.

“This offense is made for a guy like me, who can make plays,” said Price. “I’m looking forward to camp.”

On Friday, we’ll look at a roster unknown from the defense.

Frankie
06-19-2008, 10:41 AM
MP is one of the guys I'm rooting for. Hopefully he'll be one of the surprises of the camp.

StcChief
06-19-2008, 11:39 AM
If he goes out in camp and preseason and looks good and shows he can play special teams I think he has a good chance.......

I don't think Herm likes Parkers size, bad hands or that he plays no special teams.Samie Parker is gone..... do you mean Webb?

only Parker listed at kcchiefs.com is
<table style="font-size: 7pt;"><tbody><tr><td>92</td> <td>Parker, Jason (http://www.kcchiefs.com/player/jason_parker/)</td> <td>DE</td> <td>6-3</td> <td>258</td> <td>01/23/85</td> <td>R</td> <td>Arizona</td> <td>San Diego, CA</td> <td>CFA-08</td></tr></tbody></table>

This guy may surprise some folks

Micjones
06-19-2008, 11:43 AM
Had to look at this twice.

Price was a UDFA last season. He's still hanging around the team, but I doubt he's in any better position this season.

Wasn't he a KR/PR candidate last year?

blueballs
06-19-2008, 11:45 AM
There really needs to be a way to mark old threads
people respond with out reading the posts
then get mad when they feel the fool

Douche Baggins
06-19-2008, 01:24 PM
Wasn't he a KR/PR candidate last year?

No. Not this year, either, to my knowledge.

Frankie
06-19-2008, 02:58 PM
There really needs to be a way to mark old threads
people respond with out reading the posts
then get mad when they feel the fool

I totally agree. Bringing out old threads as if they are current ones has been very irritating. We don't automatically check the post dates. Maybe every thread originated more than 3 months ago should automatically be color coded differently or watermarked as OLD. I'm sure that could be programmed in somehow.

whoman69
06-19-2008, 04:32 PM
Don't recall seeing him on hard knocks.

Certainly worth a shot but what is going to make him different than all the other undrafted div II studs we have picked up over the last decade and a half?

Douche Baggins
06-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Don't recall seeing him on hard knocks.


He was the guy who got hurt last year. Broke his collarbone I think. I was in the shot when it happened. :D

Valiant
06-19-2008, 08:39 PM
He might be a good practice squad/NFLE addition.

Is NFLE back??